After hours of deliberation by MHSAA officials, a vote has taken place, and we now have a plan of action.
All fall sports will be delayed at all member MHSAA schools for two weeks from their original start time.
The MHSAA believes this is the best course of action to allow schools to properly institute safety measures for the return of schools without “the added pressure of competition.”
A discussion of moving any fall sports to the spring, even high-risk sports like football, was never discussed in the meeting of 15 MHSAA officials.
The official MHSAA Twitter account posted the following:
“Per MHSAA Executive Committee vote Tuesday, the start of the Fall Sports season is delayed two weeks. Practice for volleyball, cross country and swim starts Aug. 10 with first meets/matches Aug. 24. Football practice begins Aug. 17. Opening games for football start Sept. 4.”
More information will be added to this post as it is gathered by Mississippi Sports Network.